|Title||Are Chinese Workers Paid the Correct Wages? Measuring Wage Underpayment in the Chinese Industrial Sector, 2005-2010|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2014|
|Authors||Xu, Zhun, Chen, Ying, and Li, Minqi|
|Journal||Review of Radical Political Economics|
|Volume||Published online before print August 21, 2014|
|Keywords||China, living wage, marginal product of labor|
This paper examines the labor compensations of the Chinese industrial sector for the period 2005-2010. We find that both the state owned enterprises and the non-domestic enterprises pay more than the living wage. But the domestic private enterprises pay substantially less than the living wage. We also find that all types of Chinese industrial enterprises pay the workers with wages that are substantially less than their marginal product of labor.